Englewood, Colo. — Peyton Manning’s left foot was sore Friday so he didn’t practice after running the Broncos’ scout team for two days.
Manning has been sidelined since mid-November with a torn plantar fascia that required a cast or boot for 10 days.
He returned to practice Wednesday, but after two days of running the scout team, he reported to work saying he was sore.
“So we said, OK, we’ll stop for the weekend and go from there,” coach Gary Kubiak said.
Kubiak had already ruled out the league’s only five-time MVP for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh (8-5), when Brock Osweiler will make his fifth consecutive start for Denver (10-3).
Kubiak said Manning would make the trip “and be a part of everything we’re doing and he’ll be on the sidelines, I’d assume. Sidelines or press box, one or the other, but I’d assume it would be sidelines.”
This will be the first trip Manning has made since being sidelined. He missed trips to Chicago and San Diego and watched the Patriots-Broncos game from inside the locker room before watching Denver’s 15-12 loss to Oakland last weekend from the sideline.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Titans with an undisclosed illness.
... Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and cornerback Charles Tillman will play Sunday against the Giants.
... The Jets placed rookie wide receiver Devin Smith on season-ending injured reserve with a torn knee ligament and promoted linebacker Taiwan Jones (Michigan State) from the practice squad.
... Bills defensive end Mario Williams is expected to play against Washington after returning to missing two days of practice because of an illness.
... The Titans will be without wide receiver Kendall Wright (ribs) and safety Da’Norris Searcy (hamstring) Sunday against the Patriots.
... The Packers won’t have cornerback Sam Shields (concussion) for Sunday’s game at Oakland.
... The Jaguars listed running back T.J. Yeldon (sprained left knee) as doubtful against Atlanta on Sunday.
... Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (calf) and right tackle Ja’Wuan James (left toe) have been ruled out of Sunday’s game at San Diego.
... The NFL fined Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict $69,454 for three separate infractions during last Sunday’s loss to the Steelers.
Pittsburgh cornerbacks William Gay and Brandon Boykin were each fined $8,681 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was fined $23,152 for a hit on a defenseless player and wide receiver Antonio Brown was fined $8,681 for an illegal crack-back block.